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Author Name: Freebluefish 2 Comments
Date Added: August 12, 2004 12:08:40 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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For Whatever Is Fated To Come

Raking the lawn
I try to cipher
the strange silent language
of falling leaves
as the trees unencumbered
themselves of their foliage
scibing scattering with unknown reasons
and my eyes swim as I try to plumb the depths
and understand paths beyond sentience.

What words do they spell
What sentences or poems
do they share over distant silent spaces
What do they write?
In the curly calligraphic letters in red and yellow script.
Nesting their handwriting in spaces between ground and sky.
covering the fields with enigmas
line after line upon unknowing yard..
Do the tree speak of love or warn of winterís coming
or signify some dark story encroaching on the doorstep of knowledge.

The chapters that they scibe
unrecognized beyond all imgination,
is something coming?Unknown wrapping around us
like a unlooked for storm
forming around the gleaming corners of this house of the world.
But I just whistle in my illiteracy
and with the smiling metal teeth of my rake
sweep countless swathes
of these arcane letters into mounds
like periods silent between paragraphs of unrecognized unfolding.
I gather all the strange writings to myself
with unconscious foreboding
and the leaves tremble in their cool wisdom
and the trees just shake their limbs at my labor
more sentences on the lawn is written
for other eyes that can see
and decrypt their meaning.
For the trees are just improving
their sestinas for whatever is fated
and will come upon us.

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Comment By: FreeWide Awake on September 25, 2008 08:17:18 PM Report
I enjoy how you bestowed wisdom on nature here Andrew. :o)

Not only wisdom, but wisdom greater than ours...ungraspable to us...

I wonder if the leaves can understand us! :o)

Enchanting poetry my dear friend--
Always enthralled by your poetic ability!

Love and peace--

Comment By: FreeMoon Fairy on January 23, 2006 01:26:54 AM Report
I just love the way you describe things~
Makes me ponder upon what lies ahead..just letting fate takes its course...very lovely!
As always,
ps)your inbox is full~thanks for the replies..hope your feeling better.God bless you my friend


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